One person injured in I-70 accident near Clear Spring

September 26, 2010

CLEAR SPRING -- Eastbound Interstate 70 near Clear Spring was closed for about 45 minutes Sunday morning after a car overturned, Maryland State Police said.

One person was taken to Washington County Hospital, according to Washington County Emergency Services.

The accident happened around 7:50 a.m. near Boyd Road, a 911 dispatcher said. Boyd Road is southwest of Clear Spring.

Vehicle fire slows Interstate 70 traffic

BOONSBORO -- A vehicle fire around 11 a.m. Sunday temporarily slowed traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 near a U.S. 40 bridge, according to Washington County Emergency Services.

The incident happened near the Washington County-Frederick County line.

Juvenile suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

FREDERICK, Md. -- A juvenile suffered life-threatening injuries Friday night when he was thrown about 50 feet after being struck by a vehicle on Md. 85, according to Maryland State Police.

State police said they were not releasing the name of the individual on Sunday.


The incident occurred at 9:33 p.m. when a 2005 red Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Anthony Daniel Thewes, 22, of Laurel, Md., was traveling south on Md. 85 south of Executive Way, state police said.

Thewes told authorities that a pedestrian dressed in dark clothing was walking in the middle of the slow lane.

Thewes was unable to see the pedestrian and struck the individual, state police said.

A state police helicopter flew the juvenile to Children's Hospital in Prince George's County, police said.

Md. 85 was closed for about 45 minutes for an investigation, state police said.

Anyone who saw the accident or the pedestrian before the collision may call state police at 301-600-4150.

H3>Mercersburg Moose cited for games violations

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Mercersburg Moose Lodge 1790 has been cited by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for allegedly violating small games of chance regulations, according to a news release.

In the release, police alleged the lodge on March 10 offered an individual prize exceeding $500 without a special permit. They also said the lodge failed to maintain "complete and truthful records" for the past two years.

Police alleged the lodge paid out more than $5,000 per week several times and used games' revenue for purposes not allowed under state law.

The Moose can sign a waiver and receive a fine, or choose to appear before an administrative law judge. The release stated that fines can range from $50 to $5,000, and the judge can impose license suspension or training.

Hagerstown Police respond to accidents, domestic-violence reports

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents:

Sept. 19

  • A vehicle accident occurred at 1205 Wayne Ave. It is being investigated as a drunken-driving incident.

  • Theft of a television was reported in the 1000 block of Noland Drive.

  • A possible assault was reported at Potomac Towers.

  • Shoplifting was reported at Martin's on Dual Highway. Arrest made.

  • A domestic violence assault was reported in the 200 block of West Howard Street.

  • A domestic-violence referral was made in the 800 block of Spruce Street.

    Sept. 20

  • A vehicle accident occurred in the 400 block of Park Place.

  • A domestic-violence referral was made in the first block of Rochester Place.

  • A theft of a 1988 Jeep was reported in the 300 block of South Locust Street. The vehicle was recovered on Carr Street and a juvenile was charged.

  • A deceased person was discovered in the 600 block of Hayes Court.

  • An overdose was reported in the first block of East Franklin Street.

  • Theft of jewelry was reported in the 300 block of Yorkshire Drive.

  • A burglary in process was reported in the 1200 block of Sherman Avenue. An adult and juvenile were arrested.

  • A burglary was reported in the 500 block of Frederick Street.

  • A hit-and-run accident occurred at Buena Vista Avenue and Washington Street. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Dodge Charger with a Virginia tag of XNU-7755. The vehicle was later reported stolen and recovered.

  • A possible child-abuse incident was reported on Noland Drive.

    Sept. 21

  • Theft of a box truck was reported in the 400 block of South Cannon Avenue.

  • A sexual assault was reported in the first block of Wakefield Road.

  • An assault was reported in the 200 block of South Locust Street. The incident involved a group of juveniles fighting, and one youth was charged.

  • A vehicle tag with a Maryland registration of PYZO49 was reported stolen in the 500 block of West Church Street.

    Sept. 22

  • An assault was reported in the 12000 block of Fallen Timbers Circle.

  • A theft was reported at the CVS at 34 North Cannon Avenue.

  • Pipes were cut from a basement of a house in a burglary in the 700 block of West Washington Street. The basement flooded.

  • An assault was reported in an apartment in the 12000 block of Little Elliott Drive.

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